Stephen Aron, "The Hunters of Kentucky: Backcountry, Frontier, and Transition Questions," unpublished mss, 1991

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Stephen Aron, "The Hunters of Kentucky: Backcountry, Frontier, and Transition Questions," unpublished mss, 1991

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CH3 The Shawnees treated poachers like DB far more tenderly than contemporary magistrates in England. Taking meat was excused; taking skins was not.
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Stephen Aron, "The Hunters of Kentucky: Backcountry, Frontier, and Transition Questions," unpublished mss, 1991

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CH2 Crevecoeur: "Our bad people are those who are half cultivators and half hunters, and the worst of them are those who have degenerated altogether into the hunting state." Theirs is a "licentious, idle life." "As Europeans and new made Indians they contract the vices of both." J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur, LETTERS FROM AN AMERICAN FARMER, edited by Warren Barton Blake (New York: ?, 1957):47, 49.
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Stephen Aron, "The Hunters of Kentucky: Backcountry, Frontier, and Transition Questions," unpublished mss, 1991

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CH2 For negative comments from Woodmason on the savage backwoodsmen, see Richard J. Hooker, ed., THE CAROLINA BACKCOUNTRY ON THE EVE OF THE REVOLUTION: THE JOURNAL AND OTHER WRITINGS OF CHARLES WOODMASON, ANGLICAN ITINERANT (Chapel Hill: ?, 1953):10, 47, 121, 226.
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Stephen Aron, "The Hunters of Kentucky: Backcountry, Frontier, and Transition Questions," unpublished mss, 1991

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CH2 In North Carolina men "live with less labor" than anywhere else. Men mad "their Wives rise out of their Beds early in the Morning, at the same time that they Lye and Snore, till the Sun has run one third of his course, and disperst all the unwholesome Damps." William Byrd, HISTORY OF THE DIVIDING LINE BETWIXT VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, edited by William K. Boyd (New York: ?, 1967):90, 92.
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Stephen Aron, "The Hunters of Kentucky: Backcountry, Frontier, and Transition Questions," unpublished mss, 1991

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CH2 Borrowing system: reciprocity and mutuality, land and lineage, family and community.
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1991

Stephen Aron, "The Hunters of Kentucky: Backcountry, Frontier, and Transition Questions," unpublished mss, 1991

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CH5 Shawnees: combination of communal and commercial economy.
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Stephen Aron, "The Hunters of Kentucky: Backcountry, Frontier, and Transition Questions," unpublished mss, 1991

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CH2 The backcountry way of life depended upon the liberty to hunt, and the labor of women.
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1991

Stephen Aron, "The Hunters of Kentucky: Backcountry, Frontier, and Transition Questions," unpublished mss, 1991

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CH3 Kentucky: an unrivaled hunting ground in the mid-eighteenth century. Thomas Walker was astonished by the number of animals: "We killed in the Journey 13 Buffaloes, 8 Elks, 53 Bears, 20 Deer, 4 Wild Geese, about 150 Turkeys, besides small game." "We might have killed three times as much meat, if we had wanted it." J. Stoddard Johnson, ed., FIRST EXPLORATIONS OF KENTUCKY: JOURNALS OF DR. THOMAS WALKER, 1750, AND CHRISTOPHER GIST, 1751 (Louisville, 1898):75.
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Stephen Aron, "The Hunters of Kentucky: Backcountry, Frontier, and Transition Questions," unpublished mss, 1991

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CH3 Kentucky: The game of KY "is not to be seen in any part of the known World." quoted in Alvord and Carter, eds., TRADE AND POLITICS:409.
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Stephen Aron, "The Hunters of Kentucky: Backcountry, Frontier, and Transition Questions," unpublished mss, 1991

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CH3 KY abundance was the result of care by the Indians: burnings, restriction of their own settlements.
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Stephen Aron, "The Hunters of Kentucky: Backcountry, Frontier, and Transition Questions," unpublished mss, 1991

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CH5 Shawnee men, like backcountry American men, relied on the labor of women; but the sexual freedom of Shawnee women and the ease with which they could obtain divorce gave them significantly more latitude than American women.
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Stephen Aron, "The Hunters of Kentucky: Backcountry, Frontier, and Transition Questions," unpublished mss, 1991

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CH5 Captives: Shawnees who returned captives after the F&IW had to force them to go; and many fled back afterward.
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Stephen Aron, "The Hunters of Kentucky: Backcountry, Frontier, and Transition Questions," unpublished mss, 1991

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CH3 Trapping was far more profitable; but hunters preferred the chase. Commercial motives were not at the top of the list for all. Venison was best in the late fall, but by that time the quality of the skin was declining.
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1991

Stephen Aron, "The Hunters of Kentucky: Backcountry, Frontier, and Transition Questions," unpublished mss, 1991

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CH3 "A great hunter was the greatest honor to which any man could attain," said one early Kentuckian. Quoted in Stephen Aron, "The Hunters of Kentucky: Backcountry, Frontier, and Transition Questions" (unpublished mss, 1991):24.
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Stephen Aron, "The Hunters of Kentucky: Backcountry, Frontier, and Transition Questions," unpublished mss, 1991

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CH7 HUNTING Sometime in the early 1790s an unknown hunter shot the last wild buffalo in Kentucky.
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Stephen Aron, "The Hunters of Kentucky: Backcountry, Frontier, and Transition Questions," unpublished mss, 1991

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CH7 HUNTING Boone's shock at the absence of game when he returned to Kentucky, as recorded by Audubon: once "thousands of Buffaloes," "and to hunt in those days was a pleasure indeed." But now there was not one, "and a few signs only of a deer were to be seen," but "as to a deer itself, I saw none." DELINEATIONS OF AMERICAN SCENERY AND CHARACTER (NY 1926):111-116.
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Stephen Aron, "The Hunters of Kentucky: Backcountry, Frontier, and Transition Questions," unpublished mss, 1991

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CH3 HUNTING In choosing a rifle, a hunter was "even more particular than in slecting a wife." Quoted in Stephen Aron, "The Hunters of Kentucky: Backcountry, Frontier, and Transition Questions" (unpublished mss, 1991):25.
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1991

Stephen Aron, "The Hunters of Kentucky: Backcountry, Frontier, and Transition Questions," unpublished mss, 1991

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CH5 Backcountry American and Woodland Indian cultures: syncretism.
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Stephen Aron, "The Hunters of Kentucky: Backcountry, Frontier, and Transition Questions," unpublished mss, 1991

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LOOKUP: Michael N. McConnell, "Peoples 'In Between': The Iroquois and the Ohio Indians, 1720-1768," in Daniel K. Richter and James H. Merrell, eds., BEYOND THE COVENANT CHAIN: THE IROQUOIS AND THEIR NEIGHBORS IN INDIAN NORTH AMERICA, 1600-1800 (Syracuse: ?, 1987):93-112.
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Stephen Aron, "The Hunters of Kentucky: Backcountry, Frontier, and Transition Questions," unpublished mss, 1991

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LOOKUP: Peter H. Wood, "The Changing Population of the Colonial South: An Overview by Race and Region, 1685-1790," in Peter H. Wood, Gregory A. Waselkov, and M. Thomas Hatley, eds., POWHATAN'S MANTLE: INDIANS IN THE COLONIAL SOUTHEAST (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1989).
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Stephen Aron, "The Hunters of Kentucky: Backcountry, Frontier, and Transition Questions," unpublished mss, 1991

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LOOKUP: Kathryn Harrod Mason, JAMES HARROD OF KENTUCKY (Baton Rouge, 1951).
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